7.04.2008

Francesc Fabregas elated with Euro Title


The spaniard footballer was delighted after la Furia Roja ended their 44-year wait for a major trophy and admitted that this achievement had not yet registered fully.

A single goal from Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was enough to win the final against Germany. However it could have been many more as the Spanish created numerous chances with another outstanding display.

"It feels really great. It is the best day of my life as a player," Fàbregas admitted. "I don't think it has sunk in what we have achieved. We have ended the wait after 44 long years. It is the best feeling. This is one of the best trophies and one my dreams."

Cesc Fabregas praised the team for wanting to play the attractive football that won them so many admirers and universal praise throughout the tournament.

"It is satisfying. It is a long time since a team of that quality, trying to put the ball on the ground, create chances and play a beautiful game has succeeded."

Finally, the popular Fabregas said that he believes that this could be the start of a strong era for the Spain team and was already looking forward to 2010

"Indeed, you can see how young we are and hopefully in twoyears time we can do well in the World Cup," he concluded.

"Spain won the Euro with English help"

According to some newspapers, Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Wednesday congratulated Spain for its 1-0 Euro 2008 win against Germany, but was quick to point out that they only won with "English" help.

"We totally congratulate Spain on the result," he told a news conference in London, after talks with his Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos and Gibraltar's Chief Minister Peter Caruana.

"We, of course, point out that the critical goal came from Arsenal passing to Liverpool, so we feel a certain degree of co-ownership" he claims.

Miliband, a keen fan of English Premier League side Arsenal and in the past a sometime midfielder for the governing Labour Party's team, was mistaken though about the through pass to goalscorer Fernando Torres, of Liverpool.

Indeed, instead of Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, the final ball was played by Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, who was named the best player of the tournament.

As for England, packed with stars from the English Premier League, they failed to qualify for the tournament in Austria and Switzerland.